President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday expressed sadness at the death of two-year-old Ivan Omhonrina killed by a stray bullet of the NDLEA on July 13.
The toddler was killed by stray bullet while operatives of the NDLEA were conducting a raid at Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta.
Stray bullet also hit Ivan’s sibling, one-year-old Eromonsele in his left eye and is currently receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
“I mourn the death of little Ivan and sympathise with his parents for the painful experience of losing an innocent child in a most tragic manner.
“Ivan did not deserve to die that way. We must ensure the incident did not end like that and that what happened to Ivan does not happen to any other person again.
“I also pray for the quick recovery of Eronmonsele, who was reportedly injured in that unfortunate event.
“That incident is unacceptable. We must unravel those who foisted agony on the Omhonrinas and ensure they are brought to justice,” Tinubu said.
Meanwhile, the president has directed the NDLEA to speedily and thoroughly investigate the incident with a view to punishing those found culpable.
The president also charged security agents to be more professional and be more careful when conducting their operations to avoid risking the lives of innocent Nigerians. (NAN)